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Curious about what books will be released in the months ahead so you can pre-order or reserve them? Then click on the months below.

Please note we have not included every book that is coming out, but rather some that caught our eye --- and that we thought should catch yours as well.

September 2017

Hardcover

The Exact Nature of Our Wrongs by Janet Peery - Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250125088 | Published September 19, 2017

On a summer evening in the blue-collar town of Amicus, Kansas, the Campbell family gathers for a birthday dinner for their ailing patriarch, retired judge Abel Campbell, prepared and hosted by their still-hale mother Hattie. But when Billy, the youngest sibling --- with a history of addiction, grand ideas and misdemeanors --- passes out, the family takes up the unfinished business of Billy’s sobriety. Billy’s wayward adventures have too long consumed their lives, in particular Hattie’s, who has enabled his transgressions while trying to save him from Abel’s disappointment. As the older children contend with their own troubles, they compete for the approval of the elderly parents they adore but can’t quite forgive.

The Good People by Hannah Kent - Fiction, Historical Fiction, History

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316243964 | Published September 19, 2017

Three women in nineteenth-century Ireland are drawn together in the hope of rescuing a child from a superstitious community. Nora finds herself alone and caring for her young grandson Micheál. Micheál cannot speak and cannot walk. Mary arrives in the valley to help Nóra just as the whispers are spreading. Determined to banish the evil in Micheal, Nora and Mary enlist the help of the elderly Nance, a recluse and wanderer once revered by her neighbors for her healing powers, but now condemned as a fraud and a threat by the new priest in town.

The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott - Fiction

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 9780374280147 | Published September 19, 2017

On a dim winter afternoon, a young Irish immigrant opens the gas taps in his Brooklyn tenement. He is determined to prove --- to the subway bosses who have recently fired him, to his badgering, pregnant wife --- “that the hours of his life belong to himself alone.” In the aftermath of the fire that follows, Sister St. Savior, an aging nun, a Little Sister of the Sick Poor, appears, unbidden, to direct the way forward for his widow and his unborn child. In Catholic Brooklyn, in the early part of the twentieth century, decorum, superstition, and shame collude to erase the man’s brief existence, and yet his suicide, although never spoken of, reverberates through many lives.

The Scarred Woman: A Department Q Novel by Jussi Adler-Olsen - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense

Dutton | 9780525954958 | Published September 19, 2017

Detective Carl Mørck of Department Q, Copenhagen's cold cases division, meets his toughest challenge yet when the dark, troubled past of one of his own team members collides with a sinister unsolved murder. In a Copenhagen park the body of an elderly woman is discovered. The case bears a striking resemblance to another unsolved homicide investigation from over a decade ago. Across town a group of young women are being hunted. Back at headquarters, Carl and his team are under pressure to deliver results: failure to meet his superiors’ expectations will mean the end of Department Q. After an earlier breakdown, their colleague Rose is still struggling to deal with the reemergence of her past. It is up to Carl, Assad, and Gordon to uncover the dark and violent truth at the heart of Rose’s childhood.

The Trust by Ronald H. Balson - Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250127440 | Published September 19, 2017

When his uncle dies, Liam Taggart reluctantly returns to his childhood home in Northern Ireland for the funeral --- a home he left years ago after a bitter confrontation with his family, never to look back. But when he arrives, Liam learns that not only was his uncle shot to death, but that he’d anticipated his own murder: In an astonishing last will and testament, Uncle Fergus has left his entire estate to a secret trust, directing that no distributions be made to any person until the killer is found. As his investigation draws Liam farther and farther into the past he has abandoned, he realizes he is forced to reopen doors long ago shut and locked. Now, accepting the appointment as sole trustee of the Fergus Taggart Trust, Liam realizes he has stepped into the center of a firestorm.

To Be Where You Are: A Mitford Novel by Jan Karon - Fiction, Women's Fiction

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780399183737 | Published September 19, 2017

After twelve years of wrestling with the conflicts of retirement, Father Tim Kavanagh realizes he doesn't need a steady job to prove himself. Then he's given one. As for what it proves, heaven only knows. All this, of course, is but a feather on the wind compared to Muse editor J.C. Hogan’s desperate attempts to find a cure for his marital woes. Twenty minutes from Mitford at Meadowgate Farm, newlyweds Dooley and Lace Kavanagh face a crisis that devastates their bank account and impacts their family vet practice. But there is still a lot to celebrate, as their adopted son, Jack, looks forward to the most important day of his life. Happily, it will also be a day when the terrible wound in Dooley’s biological family begins to heal because of a game --- let’s just call it a miracle --- that breaks all the rules.

A Casualty of War: A Bess Crawford Mystery by Charles Todd - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense

William Morrow | 9780062678782 | Published September 26, 2017

Though the Great War is nearing its end, the fighting rages on. Bess Crawford meets Captain Alan Travis from the island of Barbados. Later, Bess is alarmed that he believes his distant English cousin, Lieutenant James Travis, shot him. But when it appears that James Travis couldn’t have shot him, the Captain’s sanity is questioned. Bess and Sergeant Major Simon Brandon travel to James Travis’s home, to learn more about the baffling relationship between these two cousins. Her search will lead this young woman face to face with the visible and invisible wounds of war.

After the Eclipse: A Mother's Murder, a Daughter's Search by Sarah Perry - Memoir, Nonfiction

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780544302655 | Published September 26, 2017

When Sarah Perry was twelve, she saw a partial eclipse of the sun, an event she took as a sign of good fortune for her and her mother, Crystal. Two days later, Crystal was murdered in their home in rural Maine, just a few feet from Sarah’s bedroom. The killer escaped unseen and it would take the police twelve years to find him, time in which Sarah grew into adulthood, struggling with abandonment, police interrogations, and the effort of rebuilding her life when so much had been lost. Through it all she would dream of the eventual trial, a conviction --- all her questions finally answered. But after the trial, Sarah’s questions only grew and she wanted to understand her mother’s life.
Don't Let Go by Harlan Coben - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Dutton | 9780525955115 | Published September 26, 2017

Suburban New Jersey Detective Napoleon “Nap” Dumas hasn't been the same since senior year of high school, when his twin brother Leo and Leo’s girlfriend Diana were found dead on the railroad tracks --- and Maura, the girl Nap considered the love of his life, broke up with him and disappeared without explanation. For fifteen years, Nap has been searching, both for Maura and for the real reason behind his brother's death. When Maura's fingerprints turn up in the rental car of a suspected murderer, Nap embarks on a quest for answers that only leads to more questions --- about the woman he loved, about the childhood friends he thought he knew, about the abandoned military base near where he grew up, and mostly about Leo and Diana.

Five-Carat Soul by James McBride - Fiction, Short Stories

Riverhead Books | 9780735216693 | Published September 26, 2017

The stories in FIVE-CARAT SOUL --- none of them ever published before --- are funny and poignant, insightful and unpredictable, imaginative and authentic. McBride explores the ways we learn from the world and the people around us. An antiques dealer discovers that a legendary toy commissioned by Civil War General Robert E. Lee now sits in the home of a black minister in Queens. Five strangers find themselves thrown together and face unexpected judgment. An American president draws inspiration from a conversation he overhears in a stable. And members of The Five-Carat Soul Bottom Bone Band recount stories from their own messy and hilarious lives. 

Hanna Who Fell from the Sky by Christopher Meades - Coming of Age, Family Life, Fiction, Literary Fiction

Park Row Books | 9780778328735 | Published September 26, 2017

Hanna has never been outside her secluded community of Clearhaven. She has never questioned why her father has four wives or why she has fourteen brothers and sisters. And in only one week, on her eighteenth birthday, Hanna will follow tradition and become the fifth wife of a man more than twice her age. But just days before the wedding, Hanna meets an enigmatic stranger who challenges her to question her fate and to follow her own will. And when her mother reveals a secret --- one that could grant her the freedom she’s known only in her dreams --- Hanna is forced to decide whether she was really meant for something greater than the claustrophobic world of Clearhaven.
If My Father Loved Me by Rosie Thomas - Fiction

The Overlook Press | 9781468302615 | Published September 26, 2017

Sadie's life is calm and complete. She is a mother, a good friend, and the robust survivor of a marriage she deliberately left behind. She has come to believe she has everything she wants. But now her father is dying and she must confront the truth about her relationship with him.

Queens of the Conquest: England's Medieval Queens Book One by Alison Weir - Biography, Nonfiction

Ballantine Books | 9781101966662 | Published September 26, 2017

Spanning the years from the Norman conquest in 1066 to the dawn of a new era in 1154, this epic book brings to vivid life five queens: Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conqueror, the first Norman king; Matilda of Scotland, revered as “the common mother of all England”; Adeliza of Louvain, the young beauty whom the aging Henry I married to get an heir; Matilda of Boulogne, one of the most desirable brides in Europe, who fought a war on behalf of her husband, King Stephen, against the Empress Maud, England’s first female ruler, whose son King Henry II would go on to found the Plantagenet dynasty. Without the support of their wives, the Norman kings could not have ruled their disparate dominions as effectively.

Savage Country by Robert Olmstead - Fiction, Historical Fiction, History

Algonquin Books | 9781616204129 | Published September 26, 2017

In September 1873, Elizabeth Coughlin, a widow bankrupted by her husband’s folly and death, embarks on a buffalo hunt with her estranged and mysterious brother-in-law, Michael. With no money, no family, no job or security, she hopes to salvage something of her former life and the lives of the hired men and their families who depend on her. The buffalo hunt that her husband had planned, she now realizes, was his last hope for saving their land. Elizabeth and Michael plunge south across the aptly named Deadline demarcating Indian Territory from their home state, Kansas. Nothing could have prepared them for the dangers: rattlesnakes, rabies, wildfire, lightning strikes, blue northers, flash floods, threats to life in so many ways. They’re on borrowed time. They must get back alive.

Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King - Fiction, Horror, Supernatural Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Scribner | 9781501163401 | Published September 26, 2017

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep: they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent. And while they sleep they go to another place, a better place, where harmony prevails and conflict is rare. One woman, the mysterious “Eve Black,” is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Eve a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain? Abandoned and left to their increasingly primal urges, the men divide into warring factions. All turn to violence in a suddenly all-male world.

The Blind by A.F. Brady - Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Park Row Books | 9780778330875 | Published September 26, 2017

Sam James has spent years crafting her reputation as the best psychologist at Typhlos, Manhattan's most challenging psychiatric institution. She believes if she can't save herself, she'll save someone else. It's this savior complex that serves her well in helping patients battle their inner demons. When Richard, a mysterious patient no other therapist wants to treat, is admitted to Typhlos, Sam is determined to unlock his secrets and his psyche. As Sam gets pulled into Richard's twisted past, she can't help but analyze her own life, and what she discovers terrifies her.

The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home by Denise Kiernan - History, Nonfiction

Touchstone | 9781476794044 | Published September 26, 2017

Edith Stuyvesant Dresser grew up in Newport and Paris, and her engagement and marriage to George Vanderbilt was one of the most watched events of Gilded Age society. Before their marriage, Vanderbilt dedicated his life to creating a European-style estate on 125,000 acres of North Carolina wilderness. He summoned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and collaborated with architect Richard Morris Hunt to build a 175,000-square-foot chateau. Newlywed Edith was now mistress of an estate nearly three times the size of Washington, DC and benefactress of the village and surrounding rural area. When fortunes shifted and changing times threatened her family, her home, and her community, it was up to Edith to save Biltmore --- and secure the future of the region and her husband’s legacy.

The Visitors by Catherine Burns - Fiction, Psychological Thriller

Gallery/Scout Press | 9781501164019 | Published September 26, 2017

Marion Zetland lives with her domineering older brother John in a crumbling mansion on the edge of a northern seaside resort. A timid spinster in her fifties who still sleeps with teddy bears, Marion does her best to live by John’s rules, even if it means turning a blind eye to the noises she hears coming from behind the cellar door...and turning a blind eye to the women’s laundry in the hamper that isn’t hers. For years, she’s buried the signs of John’s devastating secret into the deep recesses of her mind --- until the day John is crippled by a heart attack, and Marion becomes the only one whose shoulders are fit to bear his secret. Forced to go down to the cellar and face what her brother has kept hidden, Marion discovers more about herself than she ever thought possible.

What Is It All but Luminous: Notes from an Underground Man by Art Garfunkel - Memoir, Nonfiction

Knopf | 9780385352475 | Published September 26, 2017

Art Garfunkel writes about his life before, during and after Simon & Garfunkel --- about their folk-rock music in the roiling age that embraced and was defined by their pathbreaking sound. He writes about growing up in the 1940s and '50s (the son of a traveling salesman); meeting Paul Simon in school; their going to a recording studio in Manhattan to make a demo of their song, "Hey Schoolgirl," (for $7!) and the actual record (with Paul's father on bass) going to #40 on the national charts, selling 150,000 copies; their becoming Simon & Garfunkel, taking the world by storm; his slow unfolding split with Paul and its aftermath; and so much more.

Paperback

All the Little Children by Jo Furniss - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Lake Union Publishing | 9781542045681 | Published September 1, 2017

Struggling with working-mother guilt, Marlene Greene hopes a camping trip in the forest will provide quality time with her three young children --- until they see fires in the distance, columns of smoke distorting the sweeping view. Overnight, all communication with the outside world is lost. Knowing something terrible has happened, Marlene suspects that the isolation of the remote campsite is all that’s protecting her family. But the arrival of a lost boy reveals they are not alone in the woods, and as the unfolding disaster ravages the land, more youngsters seek refuge under her wing. The lives of her own children aren’t the only ones at stake. When their sanctuary is threatened, Marlene faces the mother of all dilemmas: Should she save her own kids or try to save them all?

When They Come for You by James W. Hall - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Thomas & Mercer | 9781477848678 | Published September 1, 2017

After her journalist husband and infant son are brutally executed in a fire in their Florida home, photographer Harper McDaniel has nothing left to live for --- except settling the score. When the local police fail to take the arson seriously, Harper takes the reins and discovers her husband was investigating some mysterious deaths at a cacao plantation on the Ivory Coast. Now she’s convinced he was targeted in a corporate conspiracy to silence him. Aided by her former mafioso grandfather and well-connected financier brother, Harper embarks on a global manhunt, flying first to Africa, then Zurich to expose a high-level cover-up inside a powerful chocolate conglomerate.

A Gambler's Anatomy by Jonathan Lethem - Fiction

Vintage | 9781101873670 | Published September 5, 2017

Alexander Bruno travels the world winning large sums of money from amateur “whales” who think they can challenge his peerless acumen at backgammon. But after a troubling run of bad luck in Singapore and Berlin --- perhaps brought on by his chance encounter with childhood acquaintance Keith Stolarsky and his girlfriend Tira Harpaz, or perhaps the emergence of a blot that distorts his vision --- Bruno passes out and is brought to the hospital. There, he’s given a depressing diagnosis and his only hope is to return to Berkeley, where he discovered his psychic abilities, and undergo experimental surgery paid for by the scheming Stolarsky.

An Obvious Fact: A Longmire Mystery by Craig Johnson - Fiction, Mystery

Penguin Books | 9780143109129 | Published September 5, 2017

In the midst of the largest motorcycle rally in the world, a young biker is run off the road and ends up in critical condition. When Sheriff Walt Longmire and his good friend Henry Standing Bear are called to Hulett, Wyoming to investigate, things start getting complicated. As competing biker gangs; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms; a military-grade vehicle donated to the tiny local police force by a wealthy entrepreneur; and Lola, the real-life femme fatale and namesake for Henry's '59 Thunderbird (and, by extension, Walt's granddaughter) come into play, it rapidly becomes clear that there is more to get to the bottom of at this year's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally than a bike accident.

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande - Health, Medicine, Nonfiction, Social Sciences

Picador | 9781250076229 | Published September 5, 2017

Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming the dangers of childbirth, injury and disease from harrowing to manageable. But when it comes to the inescapable realities of aging and death, what medicine can do often runs counter to what it should. Through eye-opening research and gripping stories of his own patients and family, Atul Gawande reveals the suffering this dynamic has produced. Nursing homes, devoted above all to safety, battle with residents over the food they are allowed to eat and the choices they are allowed to make. Doctors, uncomfortable discussing patients' anxieties about death, fall back on false hopes and treatments that are actually shortening lives instead of improving them.

Belichick and Brady: Two Men, the Patriots, and How They Revolutionized Football by Michael Holley - Nonfiction, Sports

Hachette Books | 9780316266901 | Published September 5, 2017

Featuring interviews from New England Patriots players and coaches, Michael Holley presents a fascinating portrait of the partnership between Tom Brady, the Patriots' star quarterback, and Bill Belichick, the team's prolific coach. Chockful of behind-the-scenes anecdotes and information exploring how they have strategized and weathered controversies, all culminating in four Super Bowl rings, this is required reading for any Patriots fan and students of the game of football. By examining the relationship of this dynamic quarterback and coach duo, Holley explores exactly how these two men have formed the core of the greatest dynasty in the modern-day NFL.